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  1. #1
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    Default Horses at home- List of supplies/items

    I will be moving very shortly to the place my horse currently lives, but the items that are there will leaving. So, I need a good list/check list of items that I will need.

    I did a search but that didnt give me anything helpful, a google search just made me want to stab my eyes out.

    I know I have a good grasp on everything that I will need, but I really want to avoid needing and not having. Im also putting a good list together to give to my husband so when I ask for almost a thousand dollars for Misc. items hes mentally prepared

    Does anyone have a good check list?



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    shovels (flat and pointed)
    wheelbarrow
    pitchfork
    muck tub
    hammer (a good one) and assorted pliers and screwdrivers
    hose
    spare buckets and feeders
    spare lead ropes, cross ties
    duct tape, electrical tape (you can fix almost anything with these!)
    fence repair stuff
    feed scoop
    something to keep feed in (I use trash cans)



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    This Thread has great ideas!
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



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    we also have special trunk of vet supplies including flashlight, stethoscope and standard normally need vet supplies



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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeytails View Post
    ...hammer (a good one) and assorted pliers and screwdrivers
    )
    OK I understand possibly the hammer is most likely a Kahlua Hummer and screwdriver is fresh orange juice and vodka but the pliers ??


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    Basic farrier tools, rasp, clinchers, pullers, hoof tester

    First aid kit, thermometer, stethoscope, betadine, good knife, scissors, bandages or diapers, duct tape, good first aid manual,

    Post your numbers and your vet numbers so anybody can you call if someone sees something wrong And your not there. Post current feed instructions

    Something we find helpful is. Log book to log everything from deworming and what was used to NQR situation you may need to discuss with vet in the future

    Fire extinguisher(s)

    Drill in addition to other tools already mentioned, DH gave me some he had duplicates of because I was always taking his to the barn
    "They spend 11 months stuggling to live, and 25 years trying to die" my farrier

    "They are dangerous on both ends and crafty in the middle"


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    Banamine
    Bute
    Ichthamol
    Furazone
    Wonderdust
    Vetwrap
    duct tape
    twitch
    salt/mineral blocks
    Iodine 7%
    Fencing pliers (Tractor supply)..use for cutting open wire and string bales, hammer, leverage, use as pliers,...multi-use and fence repair.
    twine/rope/roll of wire (for emergency repairs)
    Pocket knife
    rubber gloves
    Large syringe to irrigate wounds if necessary



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    Lots of buckets, big and small. Various types of snaps and fasteners.


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    A fence tester if you have hot wire and plenty of fence supplies/replacement parts.



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    rubber boots :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Plainandtall View Post
    rubber boots :-)
    ^this
    Good rain gear
    Good snow/cold weather gear
    "They spend 11 months stuggling to live, and 25 years trying to die" my farrier

    "They are dangerous on both ends and crafty in the middle"



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    Clanter- Pliers= those who ply others with the above mentioned beverages!!!(lol)



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    Quote Originally Posted by csaper58 View Post
    Clanter- Pliers= those who ply others with the above mentioned beverages!!!(lol)
    Now that you mention it, a small fridge is another good item to have around if you have power. Great for meds, beer and wine! A wine opener as well.

    A bottle of red wine makes sitting with a colicking horse much more bearable! (I was reminded of this last week.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by quarterhorse4me View Post
    A bottle of red wine makes sitting with a colicking horse much more bearable!
    A bottle of red wine makes sitting with anyone much more bearable.
    Dreadful Acres: the chronicle of my extraordinary unsuitability to country life


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    Depending on how far your vet is, a stock of medications to make it until the vet shows up (per his/her instructions of course). We have bute, banamine, SMZs. My daughter was a vet tech so we also have sedation, IV set-ups and fluids.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Towels. I keep a big stack of 'critter towels' on hand for everything from cleaning up a muddy foot for medicating or farrier work to wiping down tack.

    Extra knives and scissors in multiple locations. They get lost easily and are needed frequently.

    Big, durable trash can for barn-specific trash.

    Extension cords and trouble lights, or similar (one or more very bright lights that can be rigged temporarily wherever is needed).

    Pick your poison (hornet and wasp spray, herbicide, etc. plus storage and application).

    Materials and tools to repair fencing, barn, and whatever else a horse can possibly reach at the worst possible time.
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    What everyone else has said plus:

    Rake
    Broom (even if you have a dirt aisle and tack space, you'll want one for de-cobwebbing at least)
    Wall hooks to hang all the stuff from
    A GOOD flashlight or two reserved for barn use only (and spare batteries that are close to hand)

    And definitely towels and a log book!

    And a chair (folding camp ones work well) - it's nice to have a decent place to sit sometimes!



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    My most important...round pen panels. You can temporarily fix a fence, make an injury paddock, block off access to an area...and you can use them for a round pen.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant


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    Duct tape
    WD40
    Zip ties
    White vinegar
    Dawn dish detergent

    An extra halter and lead rope kept out by the pasture/corral gate

    These should cover 90% of all needs.
    They're not miniatures, they're concentrates.

    Born tongue-in-cheek and foot-in-mouth


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    bolt cutters and vice grips



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